Most people find themselves to be burdened, if not haunted, by their past. The reason for this lies in the nature of the human nervous system. While it has the capacity to experience a great amount of stimulation, certain events may challenge the system’s capacity and flexibility. Even seemingly ordinary events can be too much or be experienced as happening too soon or too fast, overwhelming the system into a standstill. Such stress reactions may lead to the development of many different kinds of physical and psychological symptoms, patterns or unfavorable life situations. When past experiences have rendered one’s life-source frozen or blocked it is difficult to be fully present in the moment.
The good news is that one’s organism has an innate ability to heal and overcome those effects. Wounds of the past can be integrated and become a gift, a doorway into deeper and wider levels of consciousness. Somatic Experiencing is a healing modality developed by trauma therapist Dr. Peter Levine. It is an organic and gentle therapeutic process, initiated by bringing awareness to one’s body, sensations, inner landscapes and intuitive wisdom. It allows one to reconnect to one’s natural instincts and life-force, igniting a process of empowerment and awakening, opening one’s heart to experience and flow with life more fully and harmoniously. In addition to Somatic Experiencing, this five-day process is also comprised of “moving medicine”- using movement, breath and the resonance of sound to connect with one’s body, amplify and refine the communication with oneself and one’s surroundings. Shamanic techniques and practices are also woven into the structure of the group. This unique combination of healing practices supports an inner exploration of immense transformational potential, dissolving constraint and blockages to make way for healing and liberation. The Core Healing workshop creates a safe space for self exploration, gaining a deeper understanding of oneself, learning new tools and techniques and discovering one’s own “treasure chest” of resources to strengthen and balance the body, heart and soul.